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Mount Macedon and Hanging Rock

I’m a book worm. As such, I spend as much time as possible ensconced in my reading chair. So hiking out to the middle of nowhere would have been a bit of a stretch for me, the seasoned armchair traveller. 1,234 more words

Australia

Macedon community announces sustainability festival!

The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is set to return in February 2015. But this time there’s something different.

Is it possible that the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival has been affected by climate change? 432 more words

Renewable Energy

A new year begins...

As the new year begins, the path leading to our 2015 harvest has now entered its eighth month.  Each vintage starts from the commencement of pruning, as this is where the template for the harvest is (literally) laid down.   380 more words

Vineyard

2011 Sabre by Mitchell Harris

My first Mitchell Harris wine. I’ve a good relationship with the winery on social media and have a soft spot for their home town of Ballarat as I lived there for a while as a child. 317 more words

Tasting Notes

Finders Keepers

There are nuances to how us Poms get raised compared to our Aussie cousins.

For example, although frowned upon in my former English rural backwater, any inanimate object like, say, a cricket ball Marcus Trescothick might tonk out of Somerset’s County Ground is fair game to a fisherman’s net when rod-dangling the River Tone or, indeed, to a street urchin loitering in an adjacent car park. 663 more words